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Winston County, Alabama
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Winston County, Alabama Facts

Winston County was established as Hancock County on Feb. 12, 1850 from territory formerly in Walker County. Renamed Winston County on January 22, 1858. This particular county was named for Gov. John Hancock of Massachusetts and John A. Winston (1812–1871), 15th Governor of Alabama.

What is the County Seat of Winston County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Double Springs and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Winston County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Lawrence County (north), Cullman County (east), Walkery County (south), Marion County (west), Franklin County (northwest). 

What cities and towns are in Winston County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Addison, Arley, Delmar, Double Springs, Haleyville, Lynn, Natural Bridge, Nauvoo, South Haleyville, Houston. 

Winston County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Winston County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Winston County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Winston County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Winston County Health Department has Birth Records from 1888-1918 , Death records from 1888-1918. 

Winston County, AL Census Records

What Winston County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Winston County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Winston Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Winston Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Winston Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Winston Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Winston County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Winston County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Winston County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Winston County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Winston County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Winston County, AL?
A list of Winston County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Winston County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Winston County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Winston County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Winston Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Winston Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Winston Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Winston Co. AL General and History Websites

Winston Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Winston Co. AL Military Records

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